2012 St. Albans Football Schedule
vs. St. Mary’s (August 31, 4:00 PM)
@ Mt. St. Joseph’s (September 8, 1:30 PM)
@ Riverdale Baptist (September 14, 7:00 PM)
vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (September 22, 1:30 PM)
vs. Allegany HS (September 29, 1:30 PM)
vs. Georgetown Prep (October 6, 1:30 PM)
@ Episcopal (October 13, 1:30 PM)
vs. Bullis (October 20, 2:30 PM)
@ St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (November 3, 2:00 PM)
@ Landon (November 10, 1:00 PM)
LAST YEAR’S RECORD
7-3, 2-2 in IAC
QB: Mike McCurdy (Sr.): St. Albans athletic director and head football coach Gary Schnell will count on senior starting quarterback Mike McCurdy to lead the Bulldogs this season. McCurdy led St. Albans in total offense last season, completing 74-of-147 passes with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 105 yards on 56 carries with nine touchdowns.
“Mike had a very good year last year as a junior and is working hard this summer. We feel that he’s smart, has a great arm, and is a very good leader for us.”
RB/OLB: Arthur Jones (Sr.): Despite suffering an injury early last season, which kept him out for nearly three games, running back and outside linebacker Arthur Jones recorded a team high 749 rushing yards on 114 carries. On the defensive side of the ball last season, the second year captain averaged just over four tackles a game.
“Arthur started as a freshman for us at outside linebacker. Beginning his sophomore year, he became a two-starter at outside linebacker and running back. He’ll do the same thing for us this year. He’s just a hard running, focused player that became a captain last year as a junior. We’re expecting some good things out of him, as we believe he’ll be a big part of our success this year.
P/WR/S: Chris Fraser (Sr.): Chris Fraser, who was named the All-IAC conference punter in each of the past two seasons, adds size and versatility to the field by also playing wide receiver and safety. The 6-foot-2,190-pound senior caught 16 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns last season, while averaging 35.96 yards per punt and three tackles per game.
“Chris has a great leg. Despite being an all-league punter the last two years, he’s also started at safety and wide receiver for us. He’s just a good big player who we’ll count a lot on this season in every one of his positions.”
KEY GAMES (3)
October 6 vs. Georgetown Prep
“Prep is a good rivalry game for us. Last year was the only time we haven’t played them in a long time, just because of a scheduling conflict. However, they’re back on the schedule this year.”
October 20 vs. Bullis
“Although we won the IAC title two years in a row before them, Bullis won it last year so obviously they’re the current league champions. We must be ready to play them if we want to get back to being the league champion, which is what our goal for the season is.”
November 10 @ Landon
“The last game of the year is against Landon, who we get excited to play each year and look forward to ending this upcoming season with.”
GOALS FOR THE SEASON
“We leave it to the team to set their own goals for the season. However, some of those that we already have, specifically us coaches, are to improve in practice each day, play one game at a time, and be prepared as we possibly can. At the end of the day, if somebody beats us, it’ll be because they beat us, not because we beat ourselves.”
ST. ALBANS ON THE NEXT LEVEL
According to Rivals.com, Jones has sparked medium level interest from four ACC college football programs—Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia. After only tallying one carry for 15 yards during his freshman sesason, Jones has led the Bulldogs in rushing the last two years with a total of 1,405 yards.
In the final game of last year’s season, Fraser recorded three interceptions including one, which he returned 80 yards for a touchdown to give St. Albans a 21-13 victory over Landon.
“I think for us coaches, we don’t have to do too much to get them excited to play Prep, Landon or Bullis.”
- Gary Schnell